Accession Number : ADD001366

Title :   Method of Predicting the Post Transfusion Viability of Preserved Erythrocytes and Other Similar Cells.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Curby,William A ; Lionetti,Fabian J

Report Date : 26 Nov 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : The patent is a method for determining the quality or post transfusion viability of preserved human red cells, marrow cells, and other body cells having similar characteristics. It comprises suspending a small quantity of the preserved cells in a non-damaging fluid and then processing the cells in an electronic particle size analyzer to determine distribution and quality. Damaged, i.e., fragmented, cells and swollen cells are differentiated from viable cells by their size, permitting counts to be made of the remaining cells and identification thereof by size.

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Blood preservation, *Erythrocytes, *Blood transfusion, Cells(Biology), Blood cells, Viability, Qualitative analysis, Predictions, Methodology, In vitro analysis

Subject Categories : Anatomy and Physiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE